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Monday
02
APR

Principles of Postharvest Handling and Food Safety

13:00
18:00
KState OHREC
Event organized by KState OHREC

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Are you wondering how to extend the quality, shelf life, and safety of your fruits and vegetables? In this workshop, we will cover the basics of produce quality as well as postharvest handling including harvesting, washing and storage, packaging, and some basic equipment considerations. We will also outline the principles of food safety practices relevant for small-acreage and/or organic growers and provide some general information about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. We will be touring the KSU Olathe Horticulture Research Center Farm in Olathe, KS to discuss practical steps to food safety and post-harvest handling on the farm. We will also hear from Jessi Asmussen, owner of Mellowfields Farm in Lawrence about the post-harvest handling practices they use on their farm.

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KState OHREC